Festive holiday jars for the Fourth of July

Photo Courtesy: Crafts by Amanda

This article, entitled "Festive Holiday Jars for the Fourth of July," is presented by The Epsom Salt Council.

Summer can be one of the most stressful times, the school year is over and parents realize that their kids will soon need more at-home activities to stay busy. The pool is great and camps are fun, but on rainy days when you can’t play outside, what about some inexpensive crafts that keep kids happy and even help decorate the home?

The best part: One of the key craft ingredients – Epsom salt – can help a parent enjoy a relaxing soak after everyone falls asleep.

Many craft experts use Epsom salt for a variety of projects. Here's one recipe for you to try!

Festive Holiday Jars for the Fourth of July:

Materials: Mason style jar, white craft glue, Epsom salt, glossy acrylic paint (we recommend the colors red, white and blue)

  • Pour the Epsom salt in a dish. Using the glue, draw a star on the jar. Press the star into the dish of salt while the glue is still wet. Carefully remove the jar and gently wipe away any excess glue.

  • Let dry overnight.

  • Paint the jar using two coats of paint if needed. Dry overnight. Fill with fun napkins, straws and utensils to dress up your celebration.

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